OA34 ZnO Nanowire-Supported Pd Catalyst for Methanol Steam Reforming

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 10:00 AM
Cabot Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Hongyang Liu, Center for Nanoscience, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Si.Louis, MO, Lawrence F. Allard, Materials Science & Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN and Jingyue Liu, Center for Nanoscience and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
ZnO nanowire-supported Pd catalysts showed extremely high stability during methanol steam reforming reaction.  Sub-angstrom resolution electron microscopy revealed that the high stability of the ZnO nanowire-supported Pd catalysts originates from 1) epitaxial growth of PdZn nanoparticles onto faceted ZnO nanowires and 2) partial embedding of PdZn into the ZnO nanowires.

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